"For the first time, you could say that Microsoft has its own legacy, and that legacy is NT," Eastwood said. How much of Windows' gain will be permanent is hard to say, he added.
Overall, most all large players saw increases in server revenue, including IBM, HP and Dell. Assisting the Windows increase is likely the much faster adoption of x86 and x86-64, which has become quite popular in low to midrange servers over the much higher priced enterprise class processors powering the worlds' top computers.
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